MOUNT Pleasant coach Derrick Filo has heard plenty about the powerful Lockington-Bamawm United since stepping into the Heathcote District Football League this year.
On Saturday, Filo gets his first chance to see just how good the three-time defending premiers are when his Blues travel to Lockington for the match of the round.
"I've obviously heard they are a very good football side, but I haven't seen them... all I know is they have won the past three flags and don't lose many games," Filo said on Friday.
While the Cats are unbeaten and in their familiar position at the top of the HDFL ladder, Filo has the improved Blues sitting third with four wins - already equalling the club's tally of victories from last season.
"Our good has been very good, but our poor has been very ordinary, so we need to get some consistency within games... that has probably been our biggest struggle so far," Filo said.
"It's just that lapse in concentration for five minutes during periods of matches that can really kill you, so that's the focus for us in these first round of matches, to try to get that out of our game."
• Meanwhile, in the Loddon Valley Football League, there will be plenty of attention on Collingwood 2010 premiership player Alan Didak's appearance for YCW against Bridgewater at Backhaus Oval.
Didak has been named rover for the Eagles.
"Hopefully, his class level of football will rub off on the rest of the guys in the team and that each of the players can lift five per cent and collectively, that may amount to something much bigger as a team," YCW coach Pat Jess said.
"He'll clearly give us a strong focus up forward and hopefully, he can put a few goals on the board for us.
"We'll rotate him through the middle and try to get a few more clearances out of the middle and around the stoppages."
Didak, 31, played 218 AFL games for Collingwood.